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Re: 6D clearance sale
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2014, 07:45:11 AM »
The Henry's camera chain in Canada is having a clearance sale and the 6D is listed......

Strangely enough, neither the 60D or the 7D are listed as clearance items...

Gentlemen, start the rumour-mongering :)

they do this every year as there year end is in late Jan or early Feb.  They sell off old and non selling products to ensue they get rid of stock and meet there commitment numbers for bonus I am sure but this is only my opinion not fact.

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Re: 6D clearance sale
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2014, 07:45:11 AM »

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Re: 6D clearance sale
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2014, 12:09:16 PM »
Replacement coming or not?

Yes.

Probably in about two years.

Doubtful.  Although the 6D is a pro body, it is mostly marketed as a step-up for Rebel users who want to move to full frame.  The Rebel line changes approximately annually.  Based on that, I'd expect the 6D line to have a similar upgrade interval, or at worst, only a little slower.  Otherwise, by the end of a three-year upgrade period, they would have people choosing to upgrade from the 6D back to a Rebel because of extra features in the Rebel line.

There are already some people considering upgrading from the 7D to the 70D because the 7D is so long in the tooth.  IMO, if Canon is paying attention, they won't be eager to repeat that mistake with the 6D.  (With that said, I half expect Canon to fold the 7D and 6D together into a high-MP full-frame body in 2014, which would explain why they haven't bothered to upgrade the 7D.)

As for the clearance sale, though, as others have indicated, that doesn't say much about the update schedule.  In my experience, clearance sales quite frequently indicate that a seller was being too severely undercut by online resellers and wants to lower their price, but doesn't want to make people mad who bought it at the higher price.  To solve that problem, they put it on "clearance sale" (a.k.a. a "we're overstocked" sale) for a few weeks at the lower price.  By the time that sale goes off, everyone has forgotten the original (too high) price, so they are free to raise the price to something in between.

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Re: 6D clearance sale
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2014, 12:55:36 PM »
The Henry's camera chain in Canada is having a clearance sale and the 6D is listed......

Strangely enough, neither the 60D or the 7D are listed as clearance items...

Gentlemen, start the rumour-mongering :)

I saw 5D III is on sale for $2545 through BVI :o :o :o :o :o 5D 4 must be right around corner ;D

You can't compare a 5D mark 3 to a 6D... or can you?
I thought the 6D was like a consumer version like the Rebels... replaced every year.
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Re: 6D clearance sale
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2014, 01:15:41 PM »
When will the 6D be replaced?  When it is more profitable to replace the 6D w/ the 6D mk ii.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 6D clearance sale
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2014, 05:34:04 PM »
Doubtful.  Although the 6D is a pro body, it is mostly marketed as a step-up for Rebel users who want to move to full frame.  The Rebel line changes approximately annually.  Based on that, I'd expect the 6D line to have a similar upgrade interval, or at worst, only a little slower.

Well then, the 6D II is already 4 months late...and counting.

With that said, I half expect Canon to fold the 7D and 6D together into a high-MP full-frame body in 2014

Exceptionally unlikely.  High MP full frame paired with good AF will be a 'merger' of the 6D and 7D is in the sense that it will cost at least as much as the 6D and 7D combined.  A camera like that would come in above the 5DIII in the lineup, and may well only be available as a 1-series.
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Re: 6D clearance sale
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2014, 05:34:04 PM »